This Sangiovese was grown on the DeBeyer’s Vineyard, just through the fence from Johnno’s Vineyard, which is located on the Tyrrell’s family estate in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. The DeBeyers Vineyard comprises of one hectare of Sangiovese that was planted 28 years ago into rocky red clay basalt soils in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges.
In the lead up to the 2023 vintage, there was an abundance of rain in spring which gave great soil moisture heading into the dry months of December and January. The harvest period was relatively stress-free without any adverse conditions such as rain or heat. This vintage has produced well-balanced, complex wines with fruit purity and is considered to be an exceptional Hunter Valley vintage.
The Sangiovese grapes were whole bunch fermented in a single small open fermenter. Following gentle extraction over 14 days; the wine was transferred and matured in 2019 large format French oak for eight months; then filtered to bottle in November 2023.
The wine is bright in colour and medium-bodied. The palate is filled with concentrated dark cherry flavours and great savoury characters that gives this wine added charm.
Alcohol – 13.0%
Cellaring – Designed for immediate enjoyment